Orange County Marathon benefitting UCP-OC!
May 5, 2013
What better way to start off your New Year by signing up to participate in the OC Marathon, running or walking to support UCP-OC?!
For the 7th year Team Jake will be running in the 5K, half and full marathon in support of UCP-OC and the difference being made in the lives of children with disabilities. Run/walk towards the common goal of raising funds and awareness for UCP-OC.
There are 3 main ways you can get involved:
Who is Team Jake?
“Team Jake is a group of runners, walkers, fans, and volunteers who help us embrace the OC Marathon event and all that it means to our family. January 8th, 2006 I ran my first marathon. I ran to honor my son Jake, to raise money in support of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, and to “cross something off the list”. The entire Robert/Holman family waited patiently for my finish and we spent the afternoon together celebrating a rather unimpressive finish; but the OC Marathon had given us reason to spend the day together. We did not realize what an amazing gift that was until the next morning when we discovered that our precious son, Jake Ryan Lee Robert, our four and a half year old boy with Cerebral Palsy had passed away in his sleep.
Team Jake was born.
Since then, each year our amazing network of family, friends, and numerous friends and family of friends have joined us. Each year brings new runners, new fans, new memories and an enduring sense that the wonderful spirit of Jake lives on.”
Steven & Alison